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Evergreen Cemetery has been called the “biographical encyclopedia” of Everett, Washington. Platted in 1898, this 100-acre cemetery has long been regarded as a local heritage resource of substantial value, not only as the final resting place of numerous prominent citizens, but also as a remarkable landscape comprised of century-old plantings and “state champion” trees.

50,000 men, women, and children are buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Their stories and lives are a vital part of our colorful heritage and history. A victim of the November 5, 1916, Everett Massacre and several victims of the March 1, 1910, Wellington Avalanche Disaster are among those buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Thousands of regular citizens—teachers, photographers, saloon owners, doctors, bankers—who made valuable contributions to the Everett community are also buried in this cemetery. Many individuals interred in Evergreen Cemetery connect Everett to national news and events: approximately 150 veterans of the American Civil War, four governors (from Washington, Minnesota, and the Dakota Territories), two United States Senators, and the great-great-great grandmother of President Barack Obama.

Podcast Tour
In October 2008, Northwest history specialist David Dilgard recorded a walking tour of 52 sites and stories in Evergreen Cemetery. This recording is available in three ways: in this digital collection; from the Everett Public Library podcast collection; and on CD. A numbered map may also be downloaded to accompany the tour. Images in this collection that correspond with a site on the recorded tour are marked.

Digital Collection
This digital collection and podcast tour are not meant to replace the experience of touring the cemetery in person. Rather, these digital items are intended to enhance the experience of exploring Evergreen Cemetery’s many memorials and botanical features. They are intended as an introduction to the lives and stories associated with those interred there.

A written guide to the people and stories of Evergreen Cemetery is also available through the digital collection by clicking here. This document should be considered a work in progress, as burials and new stories are frequently discovered and added to this list.

Visiting Evergreen Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery is located at 4505 Broadway, in Everett, Washington. When visiting this—or any cemetery—please follow these basic etiquette rules:

  • Take only photos, leave only footprints.
  • Do not touch memorials or artifacts. They are privately-owned outdoor sculptures.
  • Do not bring alcohol, firearms, or entertainment items into cemeteries.
  • Show respect for the dead.
  • Maintain supervision of children and teach them to respect the dead.
  • Keep pets under control and clean up after them.
  • Do not litter. This includes cigarette butts.
  • Do not interfere with the plants or wildlife that inhabit the cemetery.
  • Keep your vehicle on designated roadways or in parking areas.
  • Stay on designated walkways or footpaths.
  • Obey posted times of operation. Do not trespass.
  • Promptly report suspicious activities or vandalism to cemetery management or local authorities.
 

David Dilgard
History Specialist
2702 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
T: 425-257-8005
F: 425-257-8016
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Lisa Labovitch
History Specialist
2702 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
T: 425-257-8005
F: 425-257-8016
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